Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Be A Dangerous Dreamer


  All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~ T. E. Lawrence


  I remember once, when I was just barely a teenager, I wrote a new poem about a doll coming back to life and admonishing it's owner about forgetting her childhood. I showed it to my mother, thinking it was just a kinda cute poem that I'd done, and she actually started crying. (Sure, mothers cry about things, but back then my mom didn't cry all that much). She told me that someday I was going to write songs that would change people. I've never forgotten that, even though I'm not great at music. My thought was, "It's just a little poem," but the look on my mom's face was something that would stay with me forever. It's a goal that was haphazardly set for myself. I apparently have a chance at making a difference for someone. So why not take that challenge?

  The madness, though, was that I didn't always know what path it would take to get there. What it that "difference" would even look like. What I was supposed to be doing.... I do so many things every day, and  have the drive to try new things and build something with them, that I'm a whirlwind of flying colors with no name. Back then I was just hoping that in all the chaos somehow I would figure out how to make a difference. In the end I'm just like everyone else though, caught in the middle of life's storm.

  I guess it's very simple, really. I did what I loved, and I kept asking the right questions--talking to the right people--and I waited. It's been said that waiting is the biggest part of life. But the deal is, while you're waiting, you have to be watching. You have to be a Hunter to get what you want. Work while you wait, and watch.... We are born with a place in the world, I believe. We were born to be conquerors, despite all the shit that happens in life--or rather in spite of it. So many lack faith. My deal was that I was weary with waiting--even faith is exhausting. The days can feel so long, especially when you're fighting for something. I will tell you though, that relief and joy when you know you're finally on the right path--it makes everything worthwhile. The little moments of victory are so freaking sweet.

  Don't lose faith. Honestly, your circumstances, your life, doesn't get the only say. You do. YOU have a say. Otherwise why do you even exist? We all are a component of the world, and that makes all the difference, when we realize it. We are of the same energy that shapes our surroundings.

  Be a Dangerous Dreamer, and dream with your eyes wide open. 


~ Nikki


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